• Closed:
    11:30 AM - 01:00 PM (EDT)
    05:30 PM - 08:00 PM (EDT)
  • Cuisine

    ItalianAmericanNorth American

  • Features

    Takeout , Delivery , Non-Contact Takeout

  • Dietary


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Google Reviews

Steve Tolmie

We are a trio of U of D alumni that meet once a month for a dinner together. This evening we dined at Vita Nova at the Universities Trabant Center. What a great meal we had together. The service as well as the kitchen staff are all students at the school. Everything was outstanding! Course after course, was unique and delicious. The waitstaff cared for each of us as if we were the only table. We really enjoyed our meals and the evening spent at Vita Nova. Looking forward to our next time there. Thank you.


Fantastic, seriously. Even the best waitstaff in the world isn't always excited to be at work. These students are. They are genuinely excited to exceed your expectations and they do. The food is better than anywhere in Delaware. Just go...

Cathy M

Our party of four loved everything we had. Service was impeccable. The standout to us was the Nitro ice cream prepared at table side. It was a bit shocking seeing dessert prepared by students wearing safety equipment but so good.

Scott Murray

Great student run venue with good food and wine. Filet and halibut were outstanding. Student waitstaff was top notch. Decor could use help from the design collage of UD. Seated in the back is a bland room which needs design help. Not as inexpensive as you might think. Will go again!

Phinon Woodside

Absolutely fantastic experience! Vita Nova is the best kept fine dining experience in Delaware. Most other fine dining restaurants locally are well-known. This, however, was a wonderful surprise. The food was exceptional and well timed. The service was great. Photos don't do this restaurant justice. More details will be added later. Please note that tips are requested in cash, so arrive prepared.

Edward Guthrie

Absolutely the best fine dining experience in Newark, DE area. This is a U Del hotel & restaurant program student staffed restaurant. Fine dining experience is dinner; lunch is more casual.


Ok, so some may be skeptical about the $18 price for a lunch buffet...but it is readily evident that it is worth every penny! AND, if you plan ahead, it could easily serve as your lunch AND dinner meal. The staff (students) were very friendly, attentive, and engaged in conversation, all while maintaining a highly professional level of service. This is a hidden gem...certainly apiece of GOLD among the UD blue and gold!!!

Stev Bok

We celebrated our anniversary at Vita Nova recently. The food was great and the service was perfect. The brunch they have at lunch is a wonderful bargain. The students learning the trade are a nice group and try very hard to please their customers. They succeed in making everybody feel special. They even brought out a special dish with desserts for our anniversary. Please support these students....you will not be disappointed!!!! I believe they serve lunch every weekday and dinner on Thursdays and Fridays. Check their Facebook page for info and to view the menu.

More Google Reviews

We offer food for all occasions at Vita Nova Restaurant. A quick phone call at (302) 831-0500 will give you access to salads and other delights. Find the comfortable ambiance and some of the best american food in Newark.

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